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Gyromitra esculenta Gyromitra esculenta (False Morel) growing in a mixed species northern mesic forest. Geotagged,Gyromitra esculenta,Spring,United States,false morel,fungus,gyomitra esculenta,mushroom,wrinkled mushroom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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''Gyromitra esculenta'' /ˌdʒaɪroʊˈmaɪtrə ˌɛskjəˈlɛntə, ˌdʒɪrə-/, is an ascomycete fungus from the genus ''Gyromitra'', widely distributed across Europe and North America. It normally fruits in sandy soils under coniferous trees in spring and early summer. The fruiting body, or mushroom, is an irregular brain-shaped cap dark brown in colour that can reach 10 cm high and 15 cm wide, perched on a stout white stipe up to 6 cm high.

Although potentially fatal if eaten raw,.. more

Similar species: Pezizales
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Feb 24, 2019. Captured May 6, 2016 08:06 in Skelton Township, MN 55707, USA.
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  • 100mm